“UCSB ICA Hall of Fame Adds Five New Members in 2018” “Orlando Johnson – Men’s Basketball Orlando Johnson was a three-time All-Big West and three-time All-District choice…He was the 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year…Most Valuable Player of the 2010 and 2011 Big West Conference Tournaments when he lead UCSB to back-to-back titles Read More…
“The Five Pillars of Popovich”—Ira Boudway “This is a working-class kid who long ago discovered that what he didn’t have in natural talent he could make up just by outworking people.” » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Luka Doncic and Trae Young Are Changing the Top-Prospect Archetype”—Jonathan Tjarks “The two hottest names on NBA draft boards don’t look like no. 1 picks of years past. They aren’t freakish athletes or physically imposing Goliaths. But they play the game the way the future mandates, and set the 2018 draft’s most pressing question: Would Read More…
“How the Warriors became the wokest team in pro sports – It’s a combination of all that winning, Oakland’s place in the black power movement and these unusual times”—Lonnae O’Neal & Marc J. Spears Thank you to O’Neal and Spears for digging into this.
“How the Warriors’ David West became a self-taught expert in African American history”—Connor Letourneau
“‘Sky is the limit.’ Williams-Burse helps Eagles basketball leave the nest”—James Burns
“Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’”—Donald McRae
“Damian Lillard in a Kings uniform? It could have happened, and it’s what he expected”—Noel Harris » Read more articles about Damian Lillard.
“Grizzlies recall Ivan Rabb from Memphis Hustle” » Read more articles about Ivan Rabb.
“How 23-year-old Shams Charania became one of the NBA’s top news-breakers before even graduating college”—Alex Putterman Excellent detailing of Charania’s blueprint to prominence.
“THE TOP 12 NCAA BASKETBALL PLAYERS THE NBA HAS ITS EYE ON IN NEXT YEAR’S DRAFT”—Marc J. Spears
“Who Are The NBA’s Best Defenders Right Now?”—Kyle Wagner It gets a little technical but remains an interesting read.
“How to Get a Job in the NBA”—Ben Falk This is about off-the-court positions.
“The future of the NBA is more international than ever”—Tom Ziller
“The List: Trust the Cavs, enjoy Ben Simmons and more early NBA takes”—Paul Flannery The article contains a note about Damian Lillard.
“Are We Finally Catching Up to Magic Johnson? In the beginning there was Earvin: a point guard in a center’s body who could see over defenders and hand out dimes. Now, finally, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons are picking up his legacy and changing the way we think about the game in the process”—Jason Concepcion
“The Second Arrangement” is a site covering NBA basketball plus other eclectic elements. Five minutes of reading it will be enough to determine if you should continue on or that it’s not for you.
“NBA players explain why they are going vegan and vegetarian”—Kristain Winfield
Below are the results of the NBA G League draft. FIRST ROUND 1. Eric Stuteville (Northern Arizona) – Casa Roble HS/Sacramento State 2. Brandon Austin (Reno) 3. Maverick Rowan (Lakeland) 4. Thomas Wimbush (Long Island) 5. Paul Watson (Westchester) 6. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (Northern Arizona) 7. Chris Flemmings (Maine via Reno) 8. Marquise Moore (Iowa) 9. Read More…
“LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Quiet Brotherhood of the N.B.A.”—Vinson Cunningham
“The Warriors Never Fully Embraced Oakland”
Jake Kyman: “The west is so weak” smh look at the facts” Would love to see how many are from Nor Cal versus So Cal.
“How the NBA Was Saved on the Back of a Napkin”—Seerat Sohi Excellent historical feature article here.
“How a 31-year-old former college assistant coach became the go-to trainer for NBA superstars like Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant”—Scott Davis
“NBA scout reveals what he loved (and didn’t love) from 10 players who shined at Summer League”—Sean Deveney